August 2011  
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Donor Bricks Leave Path to History


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SPUHSD Interim Superintendent Dr. Pam Martens (left) and Chief Business Official Donna Rose, with a donor brick.

Jones Field at Santa Paula High School is being renovated with a new synthetic field, all-weather track, new lighting and scoreboard along with a new entrance and ticket booth. Construction should be completed this fall.


The final design of the entrance plaza will incorporate a walkway of 4- by 8-inch bricks. Students, families, alumni and friends of Santa Paula High are invited to join the celebration by purchasing an engraved brick for $100. All funds generated go to Santa Paula High athletics and the school's bands, and bricks are tax deductible.

A personalized brick can include the buyer's name; names of relatives or classmates; class year; a tribute to a friend, teacher, coach or loved one; or a display of Cardinal pride. Messages must fit on three lines with up to 23 characters per line (spaces and punctuation count as characters).

The deadline to purchase bricks is Sept. 30. Purchase forms are available in the main office at Santa Paula High School or at the district office at 500 East Santa Barbara St.

For information, call 525-4406, ext. 2001 or ext. 2702.

Dr. Carey Chronis Reaches Out
to Patients


Dr. Carey PostcardIn this highly competitive world, even professionals like doctors and lawyers realize it is smart to market their practices.

Dr. Carey Chronis, who has a pediatric, infant and adolescent medicine practice in Ventura, stays ahead of the curve when it comes to marketing.

His latest effort is a full-color postcard, which describes his practice and provides patients and prospective patients and their families with a clear picture of his expertise -- including his published works as an expert in his field.

The postcard was prepared by graphic artist Joan Phelps of Whisenhunt Communications.

Harrison Industries supports CMH


Myron Harrison and Dave Glyer at the CMH golf Tournament

Dave Glyer (left), chief financial officer of Community Memorial Hospital, with Myron Harrison of Harrison Industries at the Technicolor Golf Classic.

Harrison Industries was a Silver Sponsor in the 15th annual Technicolor Golf Classic, which this year benefited Community Memorial Hospital and the Alzheimer's Association.

The two-day tournament was played at the extremely challenging Journey golf course at the Pechanga Casino & Resort in Temecula. The event raised $250,000 for CMH's building fund for the new hospital.

Myron Harrison, vice president of Harrison Industries, was joined in his foursome by Mike Marostica of Harrison Industries, Stan Whisenhunt of Whisenhunt Communications and Steve Shinsky of City National Bank.

"Campfires Remembered" Details High Sierra Adventures


Campfires RememberedWhat are the odds that a native Ventura beach girl would end up spending summer seasons "playing cowboy" and packing mules in the High Sierra?

Almost 20 summer seasons in the high country has given Dena Mercer plenty to write about in her new book, "Campfires Remembered: Memoirs of a Mountain Lady."

Teaching special needs and at-risk students during the fall and winter months, Dena, a fifth-generation native of Ventura, had a yearning for a different kind of adventure. She and her daughter, Lori, packed up their horses and mules and moved to the High Sierra each summer to cowboy and pack mules. Making the wilderness home for nearly 20 seasons, they thrived in a backcountry environment that offered common-sense simplicity, solitude and challenges.

"Campfires Remembered" is available at The Wharf in Ventura, Ventura Hay Company and online at

John Cressy of Whisenhunt Communications has distributed press releases about the new book to media in Ventura County and throughout the high Sierra.
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Picture Perfect


Facebook page up and ready: check. Twitter account started and tweeting regularly: check. Business website updated with fresh content and current pictures: check.

Ok, so your social media seems up-to-date, which of course, is important. Social media and websites are not static things; they must be kept current, with new content posted regularly in order for them to be as effective as possible.

But what about the photos you post, specifically, what about the pictures of the business owner and staff? Does your Facebook or website profile picture reflect the image you want in public?

Keep in mind that the cute photo of you with your kids and Santa at the mall, that crooked shot of you having a toast at a bar with some pals, or the picture of you surfing in the ocean might give too much information -- or at least not put your best business face forward.

Plenty of Facebook profile pictures show people's pets, kids, first-grade school mug shots, cartoon characters and the like. This might be a clever photo idea for your 16-year-old but not for the owner of a serious company using Facebook to promote business. Consider photos and the messages they send when posting images of your family, pets and vacations on business social media sites.

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Santa Paula High School
Dr. Carey Chronis
Harrison Industries & Community Memorial Hospital
Dena Mercer
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